Location of photoLexington, Ohio
Date/Time of photoDecember 11, 2009
EquipmentSBIG ST-4000XCM, APM/TMB 130/780 Refractor, Astro-Physics Mach1GTO Mount.
DescriptionLDN 1622 and 1621 in Orion, SBIG ST-4000XCM, 16x15min, Imager Temp -20C. Lynds' Dark Nebula 1622 lies just outside and east of Barnard's Loop in the constellation Orion. It can be seen as a small inclusion in a northeastern wispy branch of emission nebulosity connected to the Loop. LDN 1622 is thought to be much closer than Orion's more famous nebulae, perhaps only 500 light-years away. Also known as the "Boogeyman" or "Phantom" nebula, it appears as a spectral presence with glowing red eyes drifting through the sky.